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Understanding soil carbon sequestration: New book presents key concepts
Date:3/9/2009

ld. Each chapter presents original contributions by both authors of the first edition and new invited authors.

Soil Carbon Sequestration and the Greenhouse Effect was edited by Rattan Lal, the Ohio State University, and Ronald Follet, USDA-Agricultural Research Service, Fort Collins, CO.

The primary geographical focus of the book is North America, with many of the chapters focused on the United States. Chapter titles include, "Management of Dryland Cropping Systems in the U.S. Great Plains," "Influence of Management on Soil Organic Carbon Dynamics in Northern Mixed-Grass Rangeland," and "Crop Residue Management and Soil Carbon Dynamics."

The book's content is not limited to the U.S., however, as some of the key chapters cover research done in regions of Mexico and Canada. Two chapters that demonstrate this geographic diversity are titled, "Soil Carbon Sequestration in Different Ecoregions of Mexico" and "Modeling Soil Organic Carbon Change in Canadian Agroecosystems".

Future understanding of soil carbon sequestration will create numerous benefits for agriculture and the environment, and Soil Carbon Sequestration and the Greenhouse Effect: Second Edition is a continuation of the understanding of these processes.


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Contact: Sara Uttech
suttech@agronomy.org
608-268-4948
Soil Science Society of America
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